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Comment by Sentient Biped on March 4, 2013 at 10:41pm

Comment by Sentient Biped on March 3, 2013 at 3:42pm

Joan, thank you for posting that video.  It was really quite moving.

It's important not to make assumptions or stereotype anyone.  Not just because it's morally wrong.  But because stereotypes close minds and prevent us from understanding and thinking, and because it's often factually wrong.  So to assume Texans are more prejudiced than, say, New Yorkers, leaves out all of the people who are more open. 

I didn't see what town the video was shot in - that might make a difference.

Also, I have mixed feeling about this sort of "gotcha" "candid-camera" journalism, faking situations to see how people react.  The same program has done similar episodes on racism.  I would feel set up and betrayed I I stepped up to help someone, and found out it was all fake.

Even so, this was moving, and enlightening.  Thanks again.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 3, 2013 at 3:32pm

Ummm, Joan?  Pardon my French, but HOLY FUCK!  That was pretty amazing, and particularly in Texas, where withholding service is legal?

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2013 at 3:21pm
A Hidden Camera Show Goes To Texas. It Did Not Expect To Find This.
http://www.upworthy.com/a-hidden-camera-show-goes-to-texas-it-did-n...
Comment by Grinning Cat on March 1, 2013 at 8:53am
Comment by Steph S. on February 28, 2013 at 9:41pm

That's terrible news. I'm reading about the murder of that mayoral candidate now. So sad.

Comment by Sentient Biped on February 28, 2013 at 8:20pm
I don't have words to express how angry I am about that killing. I better not say more- profanity would ensue.
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2013 at 5:32pm

Now, let's keep an eye on prosecution, trial and sentence. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 28, 2013 at 5:19pm

That's a sad story, Joan.  But fast police work:

Man charged with killing gay Mississippi mayoral candidate

Reuters news article

A 22-year-old man has been charged with killing a gay black mayoral candidate in the small but violent Mississippi town of Clarksdale after his body was found near the river, authorities said on Thursday.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2013 at 4:17pm

“I came from nothing and will die with nothing but my dignity. So why not use my life for good?”

Marco McMillan, a mayoral candidate from Clarksdale, Mississippi

Openly Gay Mayoral Candidate Found Dead in Mississippi

 

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